The biannual grant of The Finnish Society of Textile Culture was awarded to Niina Hiltunen on October 31st 2018. Hiltunen will use the grant to fund a community art project with Tampere YMCA in the spring 2019. The project concentrates on working with young people with various disabilities, both physical and mental, and it will include methods of textile and community art. The projects aims to empower the young people among and giving them tools for their life.
We thank The Finnish Society of Textile Culture for the grant and making the project possible! We will report on the project later in 2019.